Portland Community Squash unites diverse communities, promotes healthy living, and creates educational opportunities for students in need. We use walls to break through walls.
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Rally Portland is a program that supports first generation college students with long term programs and scholarships. The Rally Portland curriculum is based on the National Urban Squash + Education model (see nationalurbansquash.org). Students are exposed to the Rally Portland program in fourth and fifth grade, through a partnership with LearningWorks. Students are eligible to become full team members in sixth grade.
The Junior Squash League makes squash available to all middle and high school students in greater Portland. Students in the junior squash league have two practices per week and a competitive opportunity every weekend. During practice, JSL participants rotate through three 45 minute rotations: homework help, squash, and fitness. After practice, there is optional study hall from 5 - 7pm in the classrooms.
Portland Community Squash will be a high-end membership experience, at an affordable, non-exclusive rate—with full access to our courts, gym, and locker rooms. Memberships support the operating expenses of the facility and help offset the fundraising needs of our youth programs.
Portland Community Squash runs squash, fitness, and academics every day after school. We are always looking for volunteer coaches, tutors, and mentors. Please email email@example.com. More than 1,000 donors have helped PCS pioneer the community squash model. To continue making our program available to more people, please make a gift below.
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Dedications to inspire the next generation of student athletes:
Every student in the junior squash league and our urban squash program “Rally Portland” is on a path to college. In light of this, PCS is dedicated to covering our facility with imagery of the colleges our students will one day attend. When our students look up at your school’s plaque, banner, and court, they’ll know that college is waiting for them and that every staff member, volunteer and contributor will do everything possible to get them there.